Clark County is a county located in the state of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 7,416. Its county seat is Kahoka6. The county was named in honor of George Clark, a leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and governor of the Missouri Territory.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,326 km² (512 mi²). 1,314 km² (507 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.90% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,416 people, 2,966 households, and 2,079 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km² (15/mi²). There are 3,483 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.83% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,966 households out of which 30.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% are married couples living together, 7.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% are non-families. 26.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $29,457, and the median income for a family is $36,270. Males have a median income of $27,279 versus $19,917 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,988. 14.10% of the population and 10.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.70% of those under the age of 18 and 12.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns